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Texas A&M Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Texas A&M, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is December 1 and the fee for the application is $75.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from Texas A&M by March 31.

Texas A&M Admissions Stats at a Glance

Texas A&M 2021 Admissions Statistics
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 65.84%
Admissions Test Policy Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 61%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 39%
Waitlist No

Applying Early to Texas A&M?

Texas A&M University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar!

The Early Action deadline is October 15, which is coming up fast!

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Texas A&M University

Getting into Texas A&M is moderately difficult. Texas A&M evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Texas A&M accepted 63% of students, around 27,287 of the 43,307 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Texas A&M, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student. For applicants who are not residents of Texas, getting into Texas A&M University is moderately difficult.

What Does Texas A&M Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Texas A&M

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Important
Class Rank Very Important
Work Experience Important
Extracurricular Activities Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Important
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Important
Talent/Ability Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Important

Texas A&M 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Texas A&M must submit the following items. Double check with Texas A&M's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements Apply Texas application, minimum SAT math score of 550 or ACT math score of 24 for the College of Engineering
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Texas A&M?

Out of all students that were admitted, 82.04% submitted a class rank. At Texas A&M 65.84% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 91.53% were in the top 25% and 98.96% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Texas A&M University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 82.04%

Texas A&M does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Texas A&M is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 61% of Texas A&M's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 39% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Texas A&M?

To be competitive with other Texas A&M applicants, you should strive to earn between 1170 and 1380 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Texas A&M 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1380 and 25% of scored lower than 1170, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Texas A&M students scored 700 or higher and 75% of students scored 580 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Texas A&M students scored 680 or higher, and 75% scored a 580 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Texas A&M?

To be most competitive at Texas A&M, you should strive to earn between 25 and 32 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Texas A&M's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.

A 25 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Texas A&M students. Only one out of every four students scored below 25.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to Texas A&M University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Texas A&M.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is March 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Texas A&M during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

Texas A&M Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Texas A&M?

Students who are admitted to Texas A&M must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does Texas A&M accept transfer credits?

Texas A&M accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Texas A&M accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests

Does Texas A&M accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Texas A&M accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Texas A&M?

No, Texas A&M is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..

What is Texas A&M's acceptance rate?

Texas A&M's acceptance rate is 63%.

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Texas A&M Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Texas A&M? Texas A&M is a somewhat selective institution. The Texas A&M acceptance rate is 63%. This means that the institution accepts 63 out of every 100 applicants.



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Texas A&M Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Dec 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Texas A&M is Dec 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Texas A&M is Mar 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Texas A&M ACT Scores


ACT Range

25 - 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

32 and Above


25 to 32


25 and Less


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Texas A&M SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1170 - 1380


Math SAT Range

580 - 700


Reading SAT Range

580 - 680

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Texas A&M GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

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